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Paddle wheel Rocket Steamer cruise in Bangladesh for an ultimate wildlife tour in Sundarban 

The British built paddle rocket steamer cruise manually operated by Inland water Transport Corporation.  The rocket now a day’s limited in operation so that and from Dhaka started its cruise on every Wednesday and Saturday from Dhaka to Mongla then Khulna and every Saturday from Dhaka to Morrelganj via Barisal and Hularhat.

we have outlined the suggested cruise as above:

Sundarban 4 days special expeditions along with Bagerhat based Rocket steamer and air or afternoon Volvo or train

The Sundarbans and Bagerhat archaeological heritage listed sixty Dome Mosque based rocket steamer & air or train

Destination & Duration:

* Dhaka city tour ( 10 hours ) ** Sonargaon old Capital city ( 2 hours )*** Rocket steamer 1st class cruise ( 17 hours ) **** Bagerhat Archaeological Heritage Mosque ( 2 hours ) ***** The Sundarban wildlife & Tiger points ( 4 Days )

Sundarban 4 days private tour Itinerary:

Friday or Tuesday – Day-01:– Airport – Dhaka city tour

Morning – Pick-up at Dhaka airport – Dhaka city tour

Dhaka: we try to cover all mentioned places rest of the day on arrival –

*  Shahid Minar  * Curzon Hall * National Parliament House

overnight stay – hotel ornate or hotel victory ( 3 star hotel )

Saturday or Wednesday- Day-02: visit Historic Sonargaon and Old Dhaka

Early morning car drive to visit the wholesale fish market on the way to historic Sonargaon which was the 1st Capital of Bengal ( 13th to 17th Century ) along with Panam city, we return Dhaka by 11:00 AM and rest of the day will be around –

* Ahsan Manzil  ( Dhaka Nawab Pink palace ) * Dhakeshwari Temple

* Star Mosque * Lalbagh Fort ( Mughal Monument )  and Sadarghat boat

Overnight stay – Rocket steamer overnight cruise – 1st class cabin

Sunday / Thursday- Day-03: Bagerhat Archaeological heritage of Mosque and Mausoleum

Early morning wake up and see the sunrise over the river at Barisal terminal and the rocket steamer few hour cruise to Hularhat, at around 09:45 AM leave the rocket and drive to Mongla en-route visit – BAGERHAT

*   Bagerhat shait gumbad Mosque  *  Khan Jahan Ali Mausoleum

In the afternoon, board into the Sundarban cruising boat has 10 person accommodation with all other facilities and immediately started to Kachikhali Tiger Point, on the way of the cruise –

stop to join armed forest guard and visit Harbaria Eco tourism center

                  Overnight stay – sundarban tourist boat cabin

Monday / Friday-Day-04: Kachikhali & Katka wildlife estuaries

Early in the morning started the wildlife trail in and around Kachikhali and Katka Tiger points – the day activities are –

 * Early morning cruise through Kachikhali canal by raw boat without sound

* Kachikhali wildlife view point in the grassland and 8km wild beach and jungle trail to Katka

* Katka beach for bathing

* in the late afternoon at the canal and observation tower, Enjoy BBQ dinner.

Overnight stay – vessel twin / couple bedded cabin 

Saturday-Day- 05: Tiger point Expeditions – KATKA

early morning wake up and day long adventure through wildlife estuaries – KATKA

*   Early morning raw boat trip through katka canal for sighting the wildlife and aquatic Mammals

*  Tiger hill trail through wildlife forest along the Bay of Bengal

 * cruise back through homra / sundry canal is most fascinating

Overnight stay – vessel twin / couple bedded cabin 

Sunday-Day-06: Dolphin watch, Harbaria Eco tourism & crocodile breeding center

in this last day in the morning started return cruise to Mongla and car drive to Khulna in the evening. En-route we look the dolphin, crocodile breeding center and Tiger foot print at Harbaria –

 *  Harbaria Eco tourism centre * watching dolphin at Daingmari / chandpai * crocodile breeding center

In the afternoon leave the boat and car journey to Khulna for catching afternoon Volvo bus or overnight train or evening flight to Dhaka.

Overnight stay in hotel air inn beyond Dhaka airport 

Monday – Day-07: Dhaka airport drop

Price per person:

Dhaka – Sonargaon – Bagerhat – Sundarban based car + rocket steamer + Volvo bus / train or air ( Jessore to Dhaka)

  02-03 person   04-05 person    06-07 person
  $ 850 to $ 930   $ 600 to $ 650    $ 500 to $ 530

 Price Includes –

* Dhaka airport shuttle + city tour and 2 nights stay in 3 star hotel at Dhaka

* Old Dhaka + Historic Sonargaon and 1st class rocket steamer cruise to Hularhat

visit Bagerhat and Mongla by car / 10 seated van

* 4 days Sundarban private tour

* all necessary permission, revenue and entry fees of all places

* Mongla to Khulna or Jessore by private AC vehicle& return Dhaka by Volvo bus or train or evening flight ( air )

* all food to and from Dhaka

* English speaking tour guide

* 6 days all food with verities item

* The tour as per itinerary.

Option -01: Dhaka – Mongla by rocket steamer for half day sundarban forest cruise ( 06:30 AM to 01:30PM)  then Mongla to Jessore by car and Dhaka by Air

Wednesday: Depart Dhaka sadarghat terminal report at 06:00 PM for an overnight 1st class AC cabin cruise to south at Mongla

Thursday: you will find sun rising over the river at Barisal river terminal where many passengers leave and some are boarding into the rocket, The rocket stoppage many places / ghat on the way of the cruise to Mongla, in the late afternoon by 05:00 PM you will leave the rocket at Mongla and check in Pashur hotel.

Friday: A private Sundarban cruise started by 06:30 AM to discover Harbaria Eco tourism center in search of Tiger foot print in the muddy magical mangrove forest floor while you wooden foot trail over there, a significant canal cruise with armed guard for a short time then return to crocodile breeding center and Eco park at Karamjal, you can look to watch Dolphin before ending the cruise at Mongla by 02:00 PM. A private car journey to Jessore for catching evening flight to Dhaka.

Price for 2 person with tour guide = Total – 50,000 or US$ 600  ( more discount for 4 person )

Price Includes: * Dhaka to Mongla 1st class rocket cabin * Pashur hotel 1 night stay in deluxe room * Sundarban cruise around Harbaria and crocodile breeding center ( 06:30 AM to 01:30 PM ) * Mongla to Jessore by car * English speaking tour guide and Jessore to Dhaka by air.

Price not includes: road transfer in Dhaka and all food.

Option -02: Dhaka – Hularhat by rocket and Hularhat – Bagerhat sightseeing then transfer to Jessore by car and evening flight to Dhaka

Wednesday or Saturday: Depart Dhaka sadarghat terminal reporting by 06:00 PM for an overnight 1st class AC cabin cruise to south ( Hularhat )

Thursday or Sunday: you will find sun rising over the river at Barisal river terminal where many passengers leave and some are boarding into the rocket, The rocket stoppage several places / ghat on the way of the cruise to Hularhat, you will leave the rocket at Hularhat by 10:00 AM and car journey to Bagerhat archaeological heritage site (Mosque and Mausoleum of Khan Jahan Ali) then continue on to Jessore for catching evening flight to Dhaka.

Price for 2 person without tour guide = Total  – 25,000 Taka and 32,000 Taka with tour guide.

Price Includes: * Dhaka to Hularhat 1st class rocket cabin * Hularhat to Bagerhat world heritage sites visit then transfer to Jessore by car * Jessore to Dhaka by evening flight.

Options- 03: Dhaka – Morrelganj by rocket and Morrelganj – Bagerhat brief sightseeing then transfer to Jessore by car and evening flight to Dhaka

Wednesday or Saturday: Depart Dhaka sadarghat terminal reporting by 06:00 PM for an overnight 1st class AC cabin cruise to south ( Morrelganj)

Thursday: you will find sun rising over the river at Barisal river terminal where many passengers leave and some are boarding into the rocket, The rocket stoppage several places / ghat on the way of the cruise to Morrelganj, you will leave the rocket at Morrelganj by 02:00 PM and car journey to Bagerhat archaeological heritage site (Sixty dome Mosque) then continue on to Jessore for catching evening last flight to Dhaka.

Price for 2 person without tour guide = Total – 26,000 Taka and 33,000 Taka with tour guide

Price Includes: * Dhaka to Morrelganj 1st class rocket cabin * Morrelganj to Bagerhat world heritage Mosque visit then transfer to Jessore by car * Jessore to Dhaka by evening flight.

Price not includes: All mentioned tour food is not include and any road transfer in Dhaka. In the rocket per meal per head 200tk to 400 Tk will be cost.

Notes: we have regular Sundarbans wildlife sanctuaries expeditions joining in a confirmed package tour on every Friday to Sunday and private tour for individual group. We have also 1 day Barisal backwater cruise to floating market. If visitors have time please ask for a tour.

Rocket steamer cruise in Bangladesh for an ultimate wildlife estuaries and Bagerhat heritage site expeditions

The Rocket Steamer (Paddle wheel steamer) Service is run by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC). At present, this service is open for 6 days a week (Friday off ) from Dhaka, leaving at 1800 hours. On this trip, we shell provide first class cabin accommodation in twin bed on boat. food included from the restaurant on board. The famous paddle wheel steamer (now converted from steam to marine diesel engine) on ward to Hularhat then Morelgonj final stoppage now a days and PS Mahsud old rocket steamer Depart Dhaka to Mongla and Khulna on every Wednesday.

There are only 2 rocket steamer now in operation so that travelers can enjoy the century old British built rocket steamer cruise on every Wednesday ( Dhaka to Mongla then Khulna ) Saturday ( Dhaka – Hularhat then Morrelganj ).

We have several tour according to Rocket steamer route plan as above:

  • DHAKA – BARISAL – BACKWATER CRUISE TO FLOATING MARKET

We offer rocket steamer cruise from Dhaka to Barisal for an ultimate cruise through backwater exploring rural landscape and experience the peasants’ activities while you visit floating market round the year.

Itinerary: Day-01: Dhaka city tour and in the evening board into the British built rocket 1st class cabin.

Day-02: experience sunrise over the river ghat of Barisal once well-known as Chandradwip, you will transfer to Banaripara by CNG with guide and board into the open shaped trawler boat  for backwater cruise to floating market, late in the afternoon return to Barisal and catch overnight rocket launch cruise journey to Dhaka.

 PRICE WILL BE QUOTE ACCORDING TO SMALL GROUP SIZE

  • DHAKA – BARISAL – HULARHAT – BAGERHAT HERITAGE SITE – SUNDARBAN DAY CRUISE

These trip cover the Sundarban wildlife sanctuaries ( Katka + Kachikhali ) within 3 days or day long cruise inside the Sundarban mangrove forest ( Harbaria + Karamjal + dolphin watching along with Bagerhat heritage site based rocket steamer 1st class cruise to Hularhat then visit Bagerhat by car and return by air or Volvo bus.

Tour itinerary:

Wednesday – Day-01: Dhaka city tour and late in the afternoon board into the British built rocket paddle steamer 1st class cabin.

Thursday- Day-02: Early in the morning sunrise photography over the river of Barisal and enjoy the rural countryside along the way of cruise up to Hularhat and at 09:45 AM leaving the rocket for car drive to visit Bagerhat Mosque and Mausoleum, late in the afternoon check in Pashur hotel.

Friday:- Day-03: full day cruise inside the Sundarbans around Harbaria, Karamjal, Dolphin sanctuaries and fisherman village, late in the afternoon car drive to khulna catching afternoon Volvo bus or Jessore takes 3 hours to arrive and catch evening flight to Dhaka.

Paddle wheel rocket steamer cruise for the Sundarban day  cruise and Bagerhat Archaeological heritage site tour.

Wednesday – Day-01: Dhaka city tour in the monuments, Museum and heritage buildings of Old Dhaka, late in the afternoon board into the 1st class cabin of British built rocket which depart Sadarghat terminal at 06:30 PM for an overnight and day long ( 24 hours cruise ) to Khulna Via Chandpur – Barisal – Jhalukathi – Kawkhali – Hularhat – Sonnyashi – Morelgonj – Mongla and Khulna on every Wednesday only.

in the evening you will arrive at Mongla after 23 hours of cruise on Thursday -02: after experience the rural landscape and riverine Bangladesh, you will check in Pashur hotel deluxe room.

Friday- Day-03: full day cruise inside the Sundarbans around Harbaria, Karamjal and fisherman village.

Saturday – Day-04: after an early breakfast drive to visit Bagerhat World heritage sites for its Mosque and Mausoleum of Khan Jahan Ali, drive to Jessore in the afternoon takes 3 hours to arrive and catch evening flight to Dhaka.

PRICE WILL BE QUOTE AS PER THE GROUP SIZE

  • DHAKA – MONGLA BY British built rocket steamer – SUNDARBAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

These trip cover the Sundarban wildlife sanctuaries within 3 days join in a weekend package tour ( Friday to Sunday afternoon / evening ) from Dhaka on Wednesday by British built rocket steamer cruise for 23 hours to Mongla and overnight in Pashur hotel on Thursday night. Return Dhaka by evening flight or afternoon / overnight Volvo bus journey.

Tour Itinerary:

Wednesday: Day-01: Dhaka city tour and late in the afternoon board into the British built rocket paddle steamer 1st class private cabin for an overnight cruise up to Barisal.

Thursday-02: you will find sunrise scenery at Barisal, rest of the day long cruise journey to Mongla passing many riverside scenery and activities of the passengers while ups and down the rocket at the river ghat before leaving the rocket at Mongla in the evening, check in hotel Pashur.

Friday-03: you will join in the weekend small group tour which is cover wildlife estuaries along the Bay of Bengal.

Early in the morning guide will take you to the Sundarban tourist boat at Mongla ghat and started the cruise towards Katka wildlife sanctuary, on the way of the cruise through water bodies of the Sundarban forest may be spotted wild animal or aquatic mammals in the bank of the river, late in the afternoon you will see open sea at Katka and explore Tiger hill through mangrove root often found few hundred of deer under the Keora tree. Sunset time standing in the observation tower seeing the wild animals on the grasslands, enjoy the evening on the boat.

Saturday-04: early morning bird watching, aquatic mammals and reptiles through creeks / canal by silent boat after having breakfast walking through dense forest grassland about to Katka beach and Jamtola beach trail, return to the boat for having lunch meantime our boat started its cruise to Kachikhali wildlife sanctuary for walking through grasslands where often found lot of deer, pigs, we may found Bengal Tiger at any estuaries along the trail, a significant canal cruise in the Kachikhali canal and have BBQ dinner.

Sunday-05: the boat manually return to Mongla, on the way visit Harbaria Eco tourism center and Karamjal crocodile breeding center, in the afternoon or evening leaving the boat for car journey to Khulna or Jessore catching overnight / afternoon Volvo bus or evening flight back to Dhaka.

All inclusive weekend private tour packages price in US$

Tour Name Duration 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5person 6 person
1. Bagerhat and the Sundarban weekend package by rocket steamer and air + car 4 D / 4 N Wednesday  to Sunday US$ 650 US$ 410 US$ 400 US$ 380 US$ 360 US$ 340
2. Bagerhat and the Sundarban private trip by rocket steamer and air + car 4 D / 4 N US$ 1060 US$ 595 US$ 500 US$ 460 US$ 430 US$ 390
3. Sundarban private trip by air 3 D / 2 N US$ 1090 US$ 600 US$ 490 US$ 420 US$ 390 US$ 370
4. Bagerhat and the Sundarban private trip by rocket steamer + car & train 4 D / 4 N US$ 910 US$ 520 US$ 400 US$ 350 US$ 340 US$ 310
5. Bagerhat and overnight trip in sundarbans by rocket + air 3 D / 3 N US$ 780 US$ 480 US$ 425 US$ 370 US$ 340 US$ 310
6. Bagerhat and overnight trip in sundarban by rocket + air 2 D / 2 N US$ 490 US$ 290 US$ 255 US$ 230 US$ 215 US$ 195
7. Bagerhat + overnight trip in sundarban by rocket + train 2 D / 3 N US$ 440 US$ 260 US$ 225 US$ 200 US$ 190 US$ 170